Month: January 2009

Genesis 1

Read the first chapter of the Book of Genesis last night again. Wow! It had been a while and the amazing events that it describes! The Creator gathered the land in one place and separated it from the seas- Pangaea as we now call it! The space between the upper waters-perhaps refering to the clouds and the lower waters. So, the atmosphere was created. A balanced ecosystem needed to be established before mankind could be introduced. I suppose the great period of the dinosaurs and lush vegatation was used merely as fertalizer and turned under by a great cataclysm way before mammals and feathered birds were introduced. Supppose it could have been an asteroid or comet that ended the “age of the dinos”, but certainly not necessarily. The Creator only needed to speak it and it was over. Which of course still holds true… The amount of preparation that it must have taken to set the stage for the introduction of man must have been immense!

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Fear and Faith

There are 2 big motivators that drive us to hold on to our beliefs. “Faith” has to do with having a certain level of confidence in something, an idea, a theory, writings, etc. It may have a lot to do with evidence, or it may not. It may hang on the reputations of others we trust that show great confidence in it. But, above all it will parallel our perception of “reality”. If our perception of “reality” is skewed, we will have a problem with nagging fears whenever that “reality” is questioned or placed in doubt. Why is this? It’s really important to us that we maintain a grip on “reality” whatever we perceive it to be. For the first half of my life, i perceived myself as a highly evolved primate. An animal that came to be by a more or less undirected process. I saw myself as living is a society of the same that was encouraging me to do my own thing, get drunk, get high, party. All the time, deep down inside, i knew there was something wrong with that picture and i couldn’t put my finger on what it was. Brainwashing is a process designed to…

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